The Crochet Crowd

Entrelac & Rectangular Afghans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Entrelac Rectangular Afghans For those that prefer to do Entrelac in a rectangular, yet done in a circle formation, I’ve figured out the math to make it happen so it will match your desired afghan or throw sizes. Visualize a granny square that is the size of your bed. What is wrong? Chances are the […]

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Crochet Pattern Skill Level Meanings

Reading Time: 3 minutes What Are The Pattern Skill Levels? With major publishers and yarn companies who produce patterns, there is usually a Pattern Skill Level Bar with 4 increments. The level of pattern is indicated here. Many crocheters use this bar as an indicator right off the bat to determine if they are capable of doing the pattern […]

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Master List of Crochet Hook Sizes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Master List of Crochet Hook Sizes Crochet hook sizes matter. New crocheters may not even clue in there is a difference until they are staring at a yarn aisle and seeing all the different sizes. Hook sizes I recommend when making a purchase for the first time. Look for 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm […]

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Granny Ripple Crochet Stitch Pattern

Reading Time: < 1 minute Granny Ripple Stitch If you love the speed of Granny Squares, why not try a Granny Ripple Stitch. Granny Ripple Stitches work in rows going across instead of going in circles. Once you get the pattern on how it grows at the top peaks and reduces at the bottom valleys, it’s a cinch! Give it […]

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Crochet Inspired Stripe Sampler Blanket Pattern

Reading Time: 10 minutes Crochet Inspired Stripe Sampler Blanket In search of decluttering and hooking out some of your yarn collection? I may have a solution where changing yarns is encouraged. I stumbled across the Crochet Inspired Striped Blanket and was so intrigued about the stitches used. I had instant questions such as the following: How many different stitches […]

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Crochet Tweed Stitch Shawl Pattern

Reading Time: 3 minutes Crochet Ladders and Shell Stitch This combination is a 4-row repeat. The yarn is not cut between rows and is carried up the side. This matches the pattern called Crochet Tweed Shawl that was released in January 2020 by Yarnspirations. Instructions The stitch multiple is 2 + 1 Using any size hook and yarn that […]

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Crochet Ladders and Shell Stitch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Crochet Ladders and Shell Stitch This stitching combination has a fabulous array of using crochet shells and double crochet posts to separate the shells from each other. Technically speaking, it’s just a one-row repeat once you get the first row done. Instructions The stitch multiple is 8 + 6 Using any size hook and yarn […]

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6 Crochet Blocks Blankets Patterns

Reading Time: 5 minutes Inspired by Crochet Blocks As children, we learn the essentials of building through stacking blocks and puzzling things together. Myself, I was addicted to LEGO┬«. I played with lego until I was about 12 years of age. While we never had the fancy sets of LEGO, the basics of the blocks were all I needed […]

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Crochet Golden Waves Throw + Tutorial

Reading Time: < 1 minute Crochet Golden Waves Throw The Crochet Golden Waves Throw is a two-row repeat pattern. Designed by Marianne Forrestal for Red Heart. It’s a pattern where once it clicks into your head, the rest is history and you can easily blaze along. The idea is that the two rows work together to keep the raised trebles […]

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